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    If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    What car? What age and weight child? What *I* might buy would be different from what *you* should buy based on those answers
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    What car? What age and weight child? What *I* might buy would be different from what *you* should buy based on those answers
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    I would get a First Years True Fit or a Roundabout 50 for my kids, in my cars.

    The My Ride 65 and Evenflo Triumph Advance are also nice and affordable seats that many people enjoy, but they didn't work well for us
    Kate, mama to O (11), J (9) and H (5)!

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    Me, I would scrounge up $2 more and order a true fit premiere.

    If you're not wanting to use the full $200, then the MyRide or EFTA
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinsMommy View Post
    Me, I would scrounge up $2 more and order a true fit premiere.

    If you're not wanting to use the full $200, then the MyRide or EFTA
    Whats the difference between the "regular" True Fit and the Premiere? And where can you get it for $202?

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    I'd buy a radian. Or, for my van I might buy a britax to get a seat up on a base in order to puzzle, but only because my dd is almost 5 years old and only 31 pounds.
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    $200?
    Hmm..
    If we pretend I can't find any good deals I would get a TF or possibly a MR.
    With sales and coupons, etc, I would debate between a MA or RN. With a child that little a MA would last long enough for me save to a newer covertible with a higher RF limit and more leg room a few years down the road.
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    True fit
    DS 9 years old, 57# 50.5in in a Evenflo Amp LBB 01 Honda Accord, Graco TB LBB 03 Honda Pilot
    DD 6 years old 43.5# 44in Recaro ProBooster 01 Honda Accord, Britax Frontier85 03 Honda Pilot

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    RA50 in cowmoo. I my Britax seats.

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    I would get a graco my ride. If I had an extra, say, $50 or so I'd get a safety 1st complete air or radian.
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    I would get a Graco My Ride. I wouldn't get a True Fit (unless they raise their rear facing weight limit to 40 pounds )

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    Truefit or Roundabout50, whichever I liked better IRL and worked best for the child and vehicle fitwise.
    J-10.5 yrs, 100 lbs, 4 ft 10.5 ins-adult seatbelt
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    The My Ride 65 hands down. It has a 40lb weight limit, good tall shell, easy to install, easy to use, fits great in a small car RF, very comfortable & very affordable. It is my 2nd most favorite seat.
    Krista Mommy 2 Marcus, 6 years old, 48 inches tall, 40-42lbs, 16 inch torso & riding in a Graco Safety Surround!!

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    Hmm, the child seems pretty small-medium sized (comparatively-- I have giant kids.) And young; growth patterns are still changing at that age.

    If child has a long-ish torso, True Fit (Premiere if it can be found for that price.) If child has a short-ish torso, MyRide.
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Bug View Post
    Whats the difference between the "regular" True Fit and the Premiere? And where can you get it for $202?
    The premiere has the anti-rebound bar, and makes reaching the adjuster much easier. $202 at thefirstyears.com with code LCFRIEND. You have to sign up for an account to use the code, but it's free and only takes a minute. And they have free shipping right now.
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    True Fit Premier if I could get it for that price. If I couldn't, then a MyRide or an original True Fit.
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    I would get a radian 65, which you can find for less than $200, as long as it RF to 40lbs (so as long as it's made after 9/08). If you have more to add, I'd get a radian XT on sale (kohls with coupon, see thread here...)

    Othewise, I'd get a myride. I really do love that seat!

    Maria, mommy to DS 5/10/06 49lbs, 49" FF in britax parkway/recaro signo/GN DD 5/14/08 38lbs 40" FF in Meghan BLVD/RN XTSL flora/recaro signo
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    Re: If you were handed $200 to purchase a convertible seat today which would it be and why?

    True Fit Premiere, or whichever Radian I could get for under $200.

    If no sale on those, Marathon. They have had several covers under $200 online lately. If no sale on that, Roundabout 50.

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